TATA makes horrible cars for people who are tired of falling off their motor scooters - Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear magazine December 2012 (He should know !!)
HAVING HAD A SHOCKING BUYER'S EXPERIENCE WITH MY TATA TELCOLINE BAKKIE AND THE IMPORTERS, ACCORDIAN INVESTMENTS, I SET UP THIS SITE A FEW YEARS AGO IN ORDER THAT THE PUBLIC CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION WHEN THEY BUY A TATA.TATA SA (ACCORDIAN INVESTMENTS) TRIED THEIR UTMOST (THREATENING TO SUE ME) TO TAKE THIS SITE DOWN, BUT AFTER THOUSANDS OF VISITS (CURRENTLY MORE THAN 13 000 VISITS) AND MANY, MANY EMAILS FROM PEOPLE THANKING ME, WE ARE STILL HERE 5 YEARS LATER.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE NEW MODELS AS THE TATA SALES PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU "THE NEW MODEL IS DIFFERENT AND HAS NO PROBLEMS" - IT'S NOT TRUE - I RECEIVE LETTERS WEEKLY ABOUT THE XENON AND IT'S PROBLEMS !!!!
THINK BEFORE YOU BUY A TATA - IT'S YOUR MONEY !
SEE WHAT THIS FARMER THINKS OF HIS TATA BAKKIE - READ HIS STORY ON TOP OF HORROR STORIES PAGE
Please share your TATA experience with me. Click here to send me an e.mail. SEE SOME OF YOUR MAILS ON SECOND PAGE OF TATA "HORROR STORIES"
READ MY OWN EXPERIENCES (Facts from my Tata service history) BEFORE YOU BUY A TATA !!!!
14/09/2005 Vehicle purchased
30/01/2006 10 000km service (door sticking, rattling and sqeaking) – PAID R 1 118.43
22/02/2006 In Workshop for starting problems (was taken to them +- 7 times to sort this problem out)
18/04/2006 Vehicle won’t start – taken in a few times to fix
31/05/2006 20 000km service (Cab leaking, cutting out, rattling and still sqeaking) PAID R 1 508.53
03/10/2006 30 000km Service (cab still leaking & chassis knocking) PAID R 1 436.49
15/02/2007 40 0000km service (Suspension still squeking and power steering had broken down (P/S liquid had leaked out in parking area of Cavendish square) PAID R 2 180.91
06/07/2007 50 000km service (Rattling in door and gears were sticky) PAID R 1 414.83
03/08/2007 Rattling and noise from clutch/engine area (TATA OOSTENBERG WORKSHOP CHECKED AND FOUND NOTHING WRONG)
20/09/2007 60 000km service (Bakkie misfiring) PAID R 1 767.11
Please Note: THIS PRIVATE VEHICLE IS ONLY DRIVEN BY ME AND SELDOM HAS ANYTHING LOADED ONTO IT! - it is not a hardworking vehicle
18/12/2007 Crankshaft pulley came loose and resulted in a warranty repair job. (after fighting with Tata (SA)
+- March 2008 (68 000KM) CLUTCH GIVES IN TOTALLY – QUOTED +- R 8 000.00 BY IVAN LINTNAAR AT TATA OOSTENBERG , WHO SAYS THIS IS NORMAL.
"New clutch at 68000 km is normal "says Ivan Lintnaar of TATA OOSTENBERG. Factor R8500 in when you buy a TATA Telcoline!"
To see photographs concerning another dissatisfied TATA customer. CLICK HERE